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Old March 10, 2012, 10:02 AM   #1
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Double-Barrel Model 1911

Two, bbls, two magazines, one frame, .45ACP.

Here's the video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=BM-DGaNmtA0

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Old March 10, 2012, 10:18 AM   #2
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Old March 10, 2012, 10:22 AM   #3
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I have seen the sillly....

And it is that.
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Old March 10, 2012, 10:47 AM   #4
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It's clearly a novelty. I can't tell just how PRACTICAL such a weapon might be. It does present some problems -- not the least being it is BIG!

All those rounds down range were impressive, but it would have been more impressive to see a bunch of double hits on the center of a target. Double misses don't add to the effectiveness of a gun.

It would also be interesting to see how quickly that gun can be reloaded, and if the two triggers can be made similar in weight and feel. so that you don't kick one off unintentionally, etc.
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Old March 10, 2012, 11:42 AM   #5
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Interesting technical exercise. Twice the width (and weight?) of normal, two triggers (that must be pulled together, it appears), always firing two rounds at a time.

This leads to a number of questions about the technical operation of the gun. There does not appear to be two slides, only one large one. SO, the question is, what happens if both barrels do not happen to fire at exactly the same time?

Two triggers would be needed to meet US law, otherwise, it's a machinegun. But getting them so both fire together, without making one override the other? How? Considering how many differert ways different people pull a single trigger, how do you make it so they pull two, perfectly together, all the time?

I bet there is some interesting engineering inside that puppy!

Practical (or even possble) use for the general public? I don't see any.
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Old March 10, 2012, 11:54 AM   #6
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why would you need a gun like that?
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Old March 10, 2012, 12:18 PM   #7
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It was over on the Sig Forum, and the comments there are about the same as here.
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Old March 10, 2012, 02:42 PM   #8
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That gives a whole new meaning to DOUBLE TAP!

Dose it come inb 10mm???
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Old March 10, 2012, 04:08 PM   #9
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Novelty, silly, impractical, ridiculous ... and I WANT ONE!
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Old March 10, 2012, 04:46 PM   #10
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There does not appear to be two slides, only one large one. SO, the question is, what happens if both barrels do not happen to fire at exactly the same time?
^ I was wondering the same thing. I would guess any attempt to slowly and accurately squeeze the trigger(s) would result in one side ejecting live rounds while the other side ejected spent casings
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Old March 10, 2012, 05:14 PM   #11
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Old March 10, 2012, 05:23 PM   #12
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Oh please..
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Old March 10, 2012, 05:56 PM   #13
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why would you need a gun like that?
Now that is exactly the WRONG question in a place like TFL in my opinion. Bet you the firearm industry would take a bit of a tumble if we all had to answer THAT question before our next purchase.

On the other hand, for me, I love 1911's, Kahr's and other single stack pistols.
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Old March 10, 2012, 06:14 PM   #14
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Now, for the question of how to make it legal in this country. If you set it up so that both triggers need to be pulled before the sear is released, I think that would satisfy the law. I could even picture ways of making it fairly shootable, the trigger closer to the palm being more akin to the grip safety and the outboard trigger being more of the conventional trigger (although this might open the way to reject it).

Interesting engineering question though probably not practical (I think they should throw some rails, side by side laser and light, maybe twin red dots on top (can you use red dots "two eyes open") and now it would be Tacticool no?).
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Old March 10, 2012, 06:50 PM   #15
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"This video needs more cowbell."
Some of the comments are funnier than the concept. I guess it would be handy for shooting at bowling pins...that 7-10 spilt can be tricky.
They also forgot to put rails on it. You could have two different colored lasers, a laser and a light...you could even have it dispense two different types of tactical-candy like that AR video in the rifle forum. Lifting that much weight is going to work up an appetite.
I don't get it, but someone will buy it.
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Old March 10, 2012, 07:20 PM   #16
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This is hilarious!

Lol clearing a stove pipe would be a nightmare! OH #&*% it fell in the other chamber!
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Old March 10, 2012, 08:04 PM   #17
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Looks like Capt. America's gonna get a new .45.
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Old March 11, 2012, 08:12 AM   #18
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Now that is exactly the WRONG question in a place like TFL in my opinion. Bet you the firearm industry would take a bit of a tumble if we all had to answer THAT question before our next purchase.

On the other hand, for me, I love 1911's, Kahr's and other single stack pistols.

Your exactly right, my apologies.
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Old March 11, 2012, 09:37 AM   #19
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I know the question is "Why?" ... but I still want one.

Just because.
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Old March 11, 2012, 10:22 AM   #20
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How long until we see Arnold kill someone using one in another Awnald film?

But, if it had 3 barrels, I'd want one!
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Old March 11, 2012, 11:07 AM   #21
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There was something that looked like a double Desert Eagle in the Green Hornet movie.....

bet that would sting!
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Old March 11, 2012, 11:11 AM   #22
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Novelty, silly, impractical, ridiculous ... and I WANT ONE!
Ditto!
Seems very impractical... yet, an interesting bit of engineering. Would love to have one in my safe "just because".
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Old March 11, 2012, 11:47 AM   #23
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Of course this is ridiculous; so is having a M60 mounted on top of your stairwell. I've seen that and it was awesome! I bet if I got my hands on one of these it would be coming home with me...
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Old March 11, 2012, 12:55 PM   #24
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Wait, wait, I know what it's for! Because the hordes of terrorist commie zombies are growing larger and larger, dual-wielding is no longer a sufficient tactic for the tactical ninja operator mall cop. Enter: QUAD WIELDING!!!

Seriously though, the icing on the cake had to be the Michael Bay/Ridley Scott/James Cameron Epic Movie intro. [Don LaFontaine impression] In a world where you thought a 1911 had been gobbed up every which way it could be gobbed up, you were very wrong![/Don LaFontaine impression].
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Old March 11, 2012, 01:23 PM   #25
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I'll admit those might be light loads but that guy handles 2 .45 rounds about as well as I handle one... Can't say for sure cuz I've never recorded myself shooting...
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